Data still being locked away, experts report

Open data leaders are stalling, and even backsliding in their delivery of open data, the Open Data Barometer finds.

Councils would be hit by deposit scheme

Plastic bottle deposit schemes could threaten the investment made by local authorities in infrastructure and collection services.

Councils in 'severe' need for affordable homes

A new report has found that 98 per cent of councils have described their need for affordable houses as ‘severe’ or ‘moderate’.

UK’s bathing water quality questioned

An EEA survey has found that 20 beaches across Britain failed an assessment on the quality of their bathing water.

Northumberland Council unable to sign new care contracts

Over half of Northumberland's care homes have not signed contracts with the county council in a row over money, the BBC has reported.

Manchester City Council voices sorrow following terror attack

Manchester City Council has released a statement expressed its horror following the deaths of twenty-two people, including children, at a suicide attack at Manchester Arena.

Liverpool Council chief arrested over finical irregularities

Four men including Liverpool City Council chief executive Ged Fitzgerald have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and witness intimidation.

Belfast City Council consults on incorporation of Irish language

Belfast City Council has asked the public to share their thoughts on how best to incorporate Irish, Ulster-Scots and other minority languages into its daily business.

Cardiff City Council to double junction enforcement

Cardiff City Council has set out plans to almost double the number of junctions it will monitor for moving traffic offences, following a fall in the number of tickets issued, localgov has reported.

Voter registration deadline looms

Eligible voters have until 23:59 BST to register online through the official gov.uk website for the 8 June general election.

Average asking price hits record high

The average asking price for homes in UK has hit a record high of £317,281, according to the property website Rightmove.

Rutland renews recycling contract with Casepak

Rutland County Council has renewed its recycling contract with Leicester-based recycling company Casepak, following a competitive selection process

‘Shaky foundations’ for social care plans

A former coalition government minister has warned that the Conservative Party plans to change social care funding may be derailed by councils.

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) has unveiled a new £17 million double-decker fleet of buses that will be powered by biomethane.

Relationship between tech and loneliness explored

A new report by Internet of Things UK has argued that digital technologies can help tackle social isolation and loneliness.

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